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Low-intensity war against Cuba denounced in Bolivia

La Paz, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Embassy of the United States in Havana allocates thousands of dollars to a subversive propaganda project, the Bolivian weekly La Epoca denounced on Tuesday, in the article entitled "Guerra de Baja Intensidad a Cuba" (Low-Intensity War against Cuba).

Signed by Gabriel Campero, the text notes that the US Embassy presented the Acelérate Fund for media and content creators that Washington calls “independent” but depends on its financing.

The political analysis publication states that this project will be funded with 68,800 dollars from the budget of the US Government, which has has maintained an economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba for more than 60 years.

This policy was intensified with more than 243 unilateral repressive measures imposed during the administration of President Donald Trump and, subsequently, maintained by incumbent President Joseph Biden.

According to Campero, the Acelérate Fund “is targeted to projects that focus on the production of content with challenging problems in Cuba,” in reference precisely to the difficulties generated in the people’s daily life by the effects of the blockade.

He noted that it also includes the creation of “relevant and accessible content for people with disabilities, increasing their participation” in what Washington calls “democratic process,” from its point of view of dismantling socialism in Cuba and reestablishing capitalism.

In addition, the US Embassy in Havana demands from those financed “the development of mobile applications or other technologies to promote democratic values,” always with the neoliberal and pro-capitalist vision that Washington attributes to the term.

The Fund’s presentation also calls for “connecting and strengthening networks of independent content creators in Cuba, and financing research studies to evaluate the situation of independent media in Cuba.”

“Those of us who know about political communication and political marketing know that in a country that has been under a blockade for more than 60 years, the situation (…) has become more complicated” after the Covid-19 pandemic, Campero warned.

The author indicated that in this context, financing is granted to this type of “projects,” and warned that these agents will have the dynamics of seeking ways to denounce the complex situation caused precisely by the blockade, which is a contradiction in terms.

Campero added that these hostile actions by Washington only prove again the double standard with which the White House acts against Cuba.

The priorities “are not to collaborate with resources for medicines, fuels, spare parts for industries to prevent blackouts, but to generate internal social convulsion and destabilization (…) with new techniques,” the author concluded.